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Low-emission zones and other measures to lessen freight’s impacts

The main concerns with freight delivery are noise and pollution. Low-emission zones can be an effective “stick” to discourage the use of high-polluting diesel trucks in densely populated areas. Together with other measures, environmental zones can help reduce the nuisance associated with urban logistics. This session seeks to address the following questions:

  • What are some challenges and solutions for gaining the acceptance of logistics companies for freight-vehicle restrictions in low-emission zones?;
  • What recommendations can be made for winning the support of affected businesses?; and
  • What are some key success factors in implementing measures to regulate freight traffic?